Hi Everyone (It's been a LONG TIME!)

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Hi Warriors,

This is my first post in a very long time...over a year or more. A lot has happened in that time.

When I was active in the forum, I was starting up a website called nicheslayer.com (no use visiting it, as it's been hacked) where I interviewed product launchers (they weren't all gurus, but all very nice folks).

I wasn't a full-time internet marketer at that time--by a long shot. Just trying to get my foot in the door. I wasn't comfortable trying to launch some product into the market. Who was I, after all? I hadn't succeeded online, therefore, I thought it bogus to rehash some "get rich quick" product and cross my fingers. I was comfortable doing the interviews, but it was difficult to find more and more new marketers to interview. I gave up.

I didn't visit my site for months. Recently, I found the damn thing had been hacked, but I've continued to pay my $10/month to Hostgator, knowing I would do something again some day.

Has the recession been tough on you? It's been rough as hell on me and mine. To this point I've avoided bankruptcy, but it's still really scary. Making all ends meet is a challenge. My full-time job is sales related; with a strong dose of marketing...so I keep thinking I have the skill set to create my own future through internet marketing.

The skills I don't have... I spend too much time focusing on the skills I don't possess. I don't know how to make Wordpress do what I want it to do; I don't how how to put up a landing page; I have no idea how to create an appealing header graphic...the list goes on. Do you suffer from similar limiting thoughts? I'm plagued by them.

I just got home from a quick business trip (making money for someone else, really), and my little girls were sound asleep. I looked at them and thought, "Can't I do it? Can't I do something better, greater? For them?" It breaks my heart, they're so innocent and don't understand the stresses of a parent (thankfully).

WF is a truly amazing place, filled with supporting members. I need support and encouragement. I have fallen prey to too many WSO promising quick money (God knows I could use some...couldn't you), and I don't have the heart to ask for my money back, even though I probably should.

My skills are these:
1) I can write well. I have an English degree from the University of Texas. Aside from my work in sales, I have publishing, copywriting, and project management experience.

2) I can sell fire to the Devil. I've worked in several sales jobs over the years. I have built a multi-million dollar book of business at a major finance services firm; dominated the mortgage industry; and currently sell creative and strategic services to non-profits. Selling comes naturally to me. The economy and perhaps job sector is currently a big challenge, as budgets have shrunk.

3) I'm a strategic thinker. Some of my greatest successes have come from analyzing needs/pains and creating/implementing strategic solutions.

I want financial freedom. I want to bring value to the market. I want my children and wife to be proud of the work I do.

I'd love to hear from anyone else that shares any of the thoughts/concerns I've mentioned above. Sorry this was so long...it wasn't meant to be.

All best,

Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
    It's about time you start making money for yourself instead of other people! And yes, you will be able to feel really proud of what you do in IM.

    It's a fantastic industry
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  • Profile picture of the author williamd52
    Hi Bill
    The economy has and continues to be rough on most people I know. I make money online every month, but not enough(will it ever be enough because it takes more money each month just to survive), so NEVER give up, keep plugging away and I'm sure good things will follow. Keep the faith, especially in yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Guthrie
      Originally Posted by williamd52 View Post

      Hi Bill
      The economy has and continues to be rough on most people I know. I make money online every month, but not enough(will it ever be enough because it takes more money each month just to survive), so NEVER give up, keep plugging away and I'm sure good things will follow. Keep the faith, especially in yourself.
      This is how little money I've made: Clickbank is still sitting on commissions (I'm guessing they're still there) because I hadn't sold to enough individual accounts.

      Thank you for the encouragement. I don't know which direction to go yet. I want to do something that I'm good at.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
        Here are my suggestions:

        1. Go where people hang out and buy stuff (*ahem* like here)
        2. Find out what people are buying and sell them that
        3. Build a list of buyers with high quality - low cost products
        4. Make your customers love you because of how much you over deliver
        5. Sell more products to new people and your list
        6. Develop an affiliate program on the back end and have your customers promote for you

        Just a thought!
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Guthrie
          Originally Posted by The Exciting Life View Post

          Here are my suggestions:

          1. Go where people hang out and buy stuff (*ahem* like here)
          2. Find out what people are buying and sell them that
          3. Build a list of buyers with high quality - low cost products
          4. Make your customers love you because of how much you over deliver
          5. Sell more products to new people and your list
          6. Develop an affiliate program on the back end and have your customers promote for you

          Just a thought!
          Is this how you've found success? It seems like the oldest formula in the book (no offense), but I'm guessing it works. I think my interest lies in providing some type of service, rather than selling your basic "information" download.

          I'm thinking about either offering original PLR or perhaps even writing services. Is that market too saturated? Do marketers still require it?

          And Thank You!
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          • Profile picture of the author Ryan Sorensen
            Originally Posted by Bill Guthrie View Post

            Is this how you've found success? It seems like the oldest formula in the book (no offense), but I'm guessing it works. I think my interest lies in providing some type of service, rather than selling your basic "information" download.

            I'm thinking about either offering original PLR or perhaps even writing services. Is that market too saturated? Do marketers still require it?

            And Thank You!
            Yup, it's a time tested and proven technique. Your plr will sell well in the wso section, and you could add extra writing services as a bonus to your plr packs to get even more customers.

            There's your success strategy right there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Guthrie
      Originally Posted by RabadiB View Post

      Totally understand...I've personally spent so much time worrying about all of that...I've recently reached out to some people I know that might be able to help me out in this area but I definitely understand these thoughts and how daunting they can seem to a "newbie." I know what I have to do, and I know I can't let that stuff stop me...gotta reach a goal, and sounds like you do too.

      Good luck!
      Thank you for chiming in, RabadiB! Are these people you've met within WF, or offline relationships?
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